Wrestlers Take the Next Step
Twenty combined wrestlers move on to next weekend's sectional meet.
Kameron Bourgeois took his first steps in his march toward a state title by winning the Racine Case Regional on Saturday.
The Whitnall senior won two matches after receiving a bye to improve to 41-1. He finished the day with a pin of Racine Park’s Mitchell Burdick in 3 minutes, 15 seconds and was one of two Whitnall wrestlers to be crowned champion.
Joining him was by Nathan Barnhart, who improved to 31-3 when he beat Park’s Alec Just, 9-2, in the championship match at 160.
Greenfield also had two regional champions. Andrew Krueger (32-5 record) defeated Whitnall’s Matt Price, 10-1, in the finals at 140, and Matt Brendemihl (18-10) defeated Franklin’s Erick Magerowski, 6-2, in the title match at 189.
Runners- up were Alec Adams (125 pounds), Taylor Wirtz (130), Dominic Kroll (135), Kevin Vazquez (145) and Zach Stelse (285) for Greenfield and Ruben Garcia (119), Price, Mason Howard (152) and Josh Langenohl (215) for Whitnall.
Greenfield and Whitnall tied for second with 192 points, well behind regional champion Franklin’s 296.
The top four in each weight class advanced to the sectional, which is at Greenfield on Saturday.
Thirds went to Greenfield’s Dominic Caputa (119) and Whitnall’s Ian Coleman (145) and James Taylor (189). Placing fourth for Greenfield were Andrew Patrick (112) and Whitnall’s Troy McGee (125), Evan Olson (135) and John McGee (171).